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Can I give birth in a birthing pool if I have a fungal nail infection?

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MayimBialik Sat 06-Oct-12 09:52:10

Sorry for the gross question. Really hoping to give birth in a pool but I have a fungal nail infection on my big toe nail (yuck!). Does this pose hygiene issues and put the baby at risk of infection does anyone know?

Ruthchan Sat 06-Oct-12 12:51:42

When are you due?
Can you not treat the infection before the birth?

whatsoever Sat 06-Oct-12 17:30:36

If the sterilisation of a birthing pool between labouring women isn't good enough to kill off a few spores of fungal nail infection then I am very very worried about my water birthing plans!

There will have been blood & poo & wee & sick in that pool - the last of my worries will be whether someone's had a yellow toenail in there grin

BartletForTeamGB Sat 06-Oct-12 20:01:44

Not an issue at all!

You are going to poo in the water. (The midwives subtly scoop it out with a sieve! blush) It will be fine!

MayimBialik Sat 06-Oct-12 20:11:47

Thanks - I was just thinking along the lines of infecting the baby. I just suddenly thought it this morning. And then I thought maybe I could wear a verruca sock haha blush

TheFootDoctor Thu 11-Oct-12 22:47:22

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